Major Expansion Of Primary Care In Brazil Linked To Decline In Unnecessary Hospitalization

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n 1994 Brazil launched what has since become the world’s largest community-based primary health care program. Under the Family Health Program, teams consisting of at least one physician, one nurse, a medical assistant, and four to six trained community health agents deliver most of their services at community-based clinics. They also make regular home visits and conduct neighborhood health promotion activities.

Macinko J, Dourado I, Aquino R, De Fatima Bonolo P, Lima-Costa MF, Medina MG, Mota E, Berenice de Oliveira V, Turci MA. Major Expansion Of Primary Care In Brazil Linked To Decline In Unnecessary Hospitalization. Health Affairs. 2010; 29 (12): 2149-2160. Available at: http://content.healthaffairs.org/content/29/12/2149.abstract


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Macinko J, Dourado I, Aquino R, De Fatima Bonolo P, Lima-Costa MF, Medina MG, Mota E, Berenice de Oliveira V, Turci MA.

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